Conquest of Scinde

Conquest of Scinde : A Commentary

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This work by Sir James Outram (1803-63), subtitled A Commentary and originally published in two parts in 1846, is an attempt by the author to vindicate his reputation which, he believes, was sullied by Sir William Napier's book The Conquest of Scinde (1845; also reissued in this series), in which he is represented as devoid alike of military and diplomatic skill. (William Napier was the brother of Sir Charles Napier, the British Commander-in-Chief in India, and his account is not unbiased.) In Part 1, Outram declares his intention to expose these misrepresentations and to vindicate a reputation which for a quarter of a century he had 'maintained unimpeached'. He claims to corroborate his version of events using personal correspondence, describing in detail and in the first person the political and diplomatic intrigues and the military actions which led to the conquest of the Province of Sindh by the more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139177737
  • 9781139177733

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Part I. General Sir Charles Napier's Negotiations with the Ameers: Preface; 1. Matters personal; 2. The treaties with the Ameers and the casus belli thence supplied; 3. Sir Charles Napier's diplomacy; 4. Sir Charles Napier's negotiations; 5. Ali Morad's intrigues; 6. The tendering of the new treaty; 7. The Upper Scinde campaign; 8. The march on Emaumghur, and contemporaneous negotiations; 9. The negotiations continued; Appendix; Part II. Campaign in Scinde and Treatment of the Ameers: 10. Advance on Hydrabad; 11. The events subsequent to the attack on the Residency; 12. The charges against the Ameers; Conclusion; more